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Planners discuss front yard setbacks

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Front yard setback measurements, an issue raised by property owner Neil Ferguson and tabled at the Lincolnton Planning Board’s Dec. 18 meeting, were among the topics discussed at the group’s January meeting, held Tuesday at Lincolnton City Hall. City of Lincolnton Planning Director Steve Gurley said staff recommendations to adjust…

Red Cross has shortage, sets drives

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The American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of several types in Lincoln County, and is asking for donations. Locally, the American Red Cross has less then a day’s supply of type O negative, B negative, and A negative blood. “During the winter, donations drop and the supply of…

Church outreach plans medical care

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Providence Church of Denver hasn’t been around that long, but its members are already trying to reach out to their community. The church, launched in September 2006, will host Twice Touched United, an outreach program designed to provide free basic medical, dental and vision screening to low-income families, or to…

Granny Kat definitely not your typical grandmother

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BY TOBI YARBRO RAY Granddaughter of Kathryn Yarbro ———————————— “Get a doctor, get a priest, get a life!” …Not exactly the advice one expects from a grandmother, but Granny Kat is no typical grandmother. Yes, she bakes wonderful bread and before her arthritis got too bad, she was an excellent…

Salem Industries to receive award

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A Lincoln County business will receive an award Wednesday for its outstanding management in health and safety. For the first time, Salem Industries in Lincolnton will receive the Safety and Health Achievement Award from North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, said Pat Underwood, director of human resources for Gaston…

Around Town 1/14/2008

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RELAY CAPTAINS The first meeting for Lincolnton Relay for Life team captains will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. For more information, call Cheryl Burgess at (704) 736-5786 or Susan Beaver at (704) 735-6779. COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet…

Candle shop owners find right formula

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Shane and Erin Lockman didn’t invent the soy candle. But they just may have perfected it. “We actually bought this business,” Erin said of Nook and Cranny Candle Company, which the couple has owned since February 2006. Although the business had already been around for seven years under a different…

Water main ruptures at intersection

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For the second time in three months, a water main ruptured at the major east Lincoln County intersection of N.C. routes 16 and 73, impacting businesses and traffic for several hours. County officials discovered the break in a 12-inch water line at approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, according to Steve Gilbert,…

Ellis, 34, selected as new chief for South Fork Fire Department

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief and he is only 34-years-old. Rick Ellis, a Lincoln County native, has been a member of the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department for nine years. Ellis says that he was surprised that the board voted him to “fill out the…

‘Winter Wonderland’ fundraiser to help Literacy Council

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There was a time when the Lincoln County Literacy Council didn’t need to have fundraisers. But times have changed. “The only thing they did was one-on-one tutoring,” Executive Director Cristina Arlow said of the days before she came onboard nearly four years ago. The organization’s headquarters was in the basement…